Antica Australis

Overview

A Ciociarian slow food locanda in the charming historic village of Carcoar. Bringing a little of the soul of rural Italy to the heart of regional Australia. Food and Stories. Hosted by Paolo and…

A Ciociarian slow food locanda in the charming historic village of Carcoar. Bringing a little of the soul of rural Italy to the heart of regional Australia. Food and Stories. Hosted by Paolo and Kelly Picarazzi.

Antica is not an Italian restaurant as you may know it. Featuring traditional cuisine from Paolo's 'hidden' home region of Ciociaria in central Italy using ancient recipes and local produce sourced directly from artisanal producers in the Orange region.

Antica is a 'locanda' - a casual dining establishment to be enjoyed by everyone. It's a very traditional regional Italian concept of an inn, designed to provide meals for travellers looking to rest and revive their spirits.

This is the authentic taste of an Italian village on top of a mountain without going to Italy. Instead, you get to pause, rest and restore in one of Australia’s most gorgeous and perfectly-preserved 19th-century villages – Carcoar on the Belubula River.

Seasonal set menu. Antica is BYO. They are now allowed up to 24 guests at a time. Early bookings by email are essential. Prepayment is required to confirm your booking. They are a COVID-safe registered business.

Check their website for details.

Access and Inclusion Statement

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have wheelchair accessible picnic tables (picnic tables require 720mm knee clearance and 800mm maximum height)
Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Train your staff to respond to allergic reactions
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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